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10 December 2019
The acute pain and stress experienced by all involved in cases where a baby is removed from their mother at birth – both family and practitioners – is shown in a rapid evidence review and a case law review published today by the Nuffield...
06 December 2019
Today, the Education Policy Institute (EPI) has published Nuffield-funded analysis of the education plans set out in the manifestos of the five main political parties. The researchers have assessed each party’s education policies, as they...
05 December 2019
Up to one in four students from lower socio-economic backgrounds take courses at ‘less prestigious’ universities despite having the grades for ‘more selective’ institutions, according to UCL research. The study, published...
02 December 2019
A new English Atlas of Inequality which aims to challenge misconceptions about rich and poor areas has been published. The English Atlas of Inequality, developed by Professor Alasdair Rae and Dr Elvis Nyanzu from the University of Sheffield’s...
25 November 2019
The Nuffield Foundation has appointed four new members to the board of the Ada Lovelace Institute, an independent research and deliberative body with a mission to ensure data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) work for people and society. The...
12 November 2019
With a month to go until the General Election it is essential that public debate is underpinned by independent, rigorous analysis and fact checking. To facilitate this, we have awarded grants to Full Fact, the IFS, NIESR, and the Education Policy...
22 October 2019
The Nuffield Foundation is hosting an event to launch the Mismatch in higher education report at the Nuffield Foundation on Thursday 5 December from 10:30 till 13:30.  The seminar, chaired by Mary Curnock Cook, will summarise findings from new...
08 October 2019
Ahead of the Autumn Budget, the IFS have published their Nuffield-funded Green Budget - a comprehensive and independent assessment of the state of the public finances and the key economic questions facing the government.  Government borrowing...
04 October 2019
2018 was our 75th anniversary and the first full year of our five-year strategy. In our annual report and financial statements, published today, we present the work we have undertaken towards achieving our strategic goals and publish our accounts...
01 October 2019
Applications are now open for our £15m Strategic Fund for ambitious, interdisciplinary research projects that will address some of the most important challenges facing UK society and the public policy agenda in the next decade. This is a rare...
30 September 2019
The first version of UKMOD, a transparent, free-to-access tax and benefit microsimulation model, is released by the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex today. Tax and benefit models are used to assess the...
27 September 2019
Given the uncertain state of the economy and public spending promises which will raise the deficit, promising tax cuts in the short run looks risky. Any new tax cuts should be designed to improve the design and efficiency of the tax system, promote...
18 September 2019
The extra £4.3 billion just committed for schools in England by 2022 will just about reverse the cuts of 8% in spending per pupil since 2009. Even so, an effective 13-year real-terms freeze will still represent an unprecedented period without...
18 September 2019
One in four teachers work more than 60 hours a week and many work in the evenings, despite successive government promises to reduce their hours, according to a new UCL-led study.  Funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the study is the first...
09 September 2019
The first national survey of public opinion on the use of facial recognition technology reveals the majority of people in the UK want companies, the government, and public bodies to limit use of the technology including by the police and in...
30 August 2019
The IFS has published the schools chapter of its 2019 Annual Report on Education Spending in England, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.  Main findings Total school spending per pupil in England has fallen by 8% in real terms between...
29 August 2019
Millennials in the North East have experienced the UK’s biggest pay growth compared to the generation before them, but those in the East Midlands are earning less than people born 15 years earlier, according to new Nuffield-funded research...
27 August 2019
The CORE project has launched an updated version of their Economy, Society and Public Policy ebook in time for the new academic year. The CORE project, which has been funded by the Nuffield Foundation, is an open-access project to introduce...
02 August 2019
A call for significant changes to Special Guardianship Orders (SGOs) includes ensuring family members who might become carers have direct experience of looking after the child before the court order is made. A new research review shows that SGOs...
30 July 2019
Ruth Maisey explores what further research is required to help practitioners and policy makers support the development of numeracy with a focus on the early years and primary phases of education. There are well established links between strong...